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A talk with Neil Budde on what prompted his decision to leave WSJ.com, his thoughts on the challenges currently faced by the industry and th…

A talk with Neil Budde on what prompted his decision to leave WSJ.com, his thoughts on the challenges currently faced by the industry and the future holds for The Neil Budde Group. “But according to Budde, there isn?t much decision-making time left. ‘The longer you give people stuff for free the more engrained it becomes in their habits and they?ll become conditioned to the free-content precedent,’ he says. ‘In the next few years you?re going to see more publishers establishing a strategy. I?m not saying that it will be to charge, but the decisions that are made over the next few years are ones that they will have to live with for some time.’”

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